Karnataka to host a jumbo trade body meet in Bangalore

The tech capital Bangalore will host the first edition of the ASEAN Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Meet between February 25th and 27th, in association with the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI) and the government of Karnataka. The Business Meet is expected to direct investments to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore to state from over 23 participating countries.

Budget Special: Tech India welcomes FM’s push for digital, AI initiatives

India has around 600,000 villages of which 100,000 of them will be digitally enabled over the next five years.

Presenting an interim budget on Friday union finance minister Piyush Goyal said more than 3 lakh Common Service Centres (CSCs) employing about 12 lakh people are digitally delivering services to citizens. These CSCs are expanding their services and also creating digital infrastructure and connectivity in rural areas to convert villages into Digital Villages. The government will convert 1 lakh villages into digital villages in over next five years, he said.

E-pharmacy Medlife acquires Medlabz

Medlife International, India’s leading e-pharmacy company with about 30 per cent market share, announced its acquisition of Medlabz, a Mumbai based digital healthcare platform and ‘Diagnostics at home’ services company. With this acquisition Medlife will consolidate its diagnostics business by integrating its technology platform and logistics strengths of both companies.

H-1B rule change keeps qualification in, talent out

Tech India’s visa woes are far from over. Things are still bad now with the the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implementing a new H-1B visa filing regulation applicable from the quota opening on April 1, though the electronic registration requirement will be suspended for the fiscal year 2020 cap season, as requested by various industry bodies, including Nasscom.

HCL reports 19% rise in consolidated net profit for Q3

Shiv Nadar-promoted HCL Technologies, which displaced Wipro as the third largest tech player in the country after league players TCS and Infosys a few quarters ago, has reported remarkable numbers during the third quarter ended December 31.

Digital economy will hit a drastic slow down if cybersecurity issues are not addressed: warn experts at WEF

Cyber security was one of the prominent topics discussed at the recently concluded World Economic Forum at Davos.

As per a document released at the World Economic Forum (WEF), cyber attacks are increasing in volume, the threat landscape continues to expand, there is greater sophistication and attacker savviness and they are affecting an ever-greater number of individuals, institutions, enterprises and governments  round the globe.

Hiring of senior execs to see upturn in 2019

Corporate India is witnessing an increased demand for senior executives familiar with business and stakeholder experience, said the India Salary Benchmark 2019 report released by global professional recruitment consultancy, Michael Page.

Know all about online political ads from Google this time

Ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, global tech major Google said it would help bring more openness to election advertising online to enable voters to get the election-related information they need.

To bring more transparency to the online election ads, Google will introduce an India-specific Political Advertising Transparency Report and searchable Political Ads Library. These will provide comprehensive information about who is purchasing election ads on Google platforms and how much money is being spent.